Capture Your Wedding Proposal on Video Forever!

There’s no bigger moment in a couple’s life than when the time comes to pop that all important question ‘Will You Marry Me?’ For generations, people have come up with creative ways to propose to their loved ones, from popping the question at an NBA game to writing the words in the sky. Asking someone to marry you is probably the most important thing you will ever do and getting it right is essential. However, in times gone by the moment has only been a memory as it has been incredibly difficult to record the magical moment. Your partner might get a little bit suspicious if a camera crew suddenly turns up at dinner!

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This problem has been identified by a group of students who have created an ingenious way to capture wedding proposals on cam without arousing any suspicion whatsoever. ‘Ring Cam’ is a new invention which uses webcam technology to place a tiny lens inside the ring box, capturing the moment when the box is opened and the question is asked. The camera lens is tiny and indistinguishable from a normal looking ring box, allowing a genuine moment to be captured on video forever.

The simple, yet brilliant invention works by placing a camera on the top of a ring box, perfectly capturing the person’s response. The camera aims upwards, ensuring it won’t miss anything from the groom to be being down on one knee. A sensor is also installed in the ring box, activated when the box is opened to ensure it captures the correct moment. The video is recorded in HD to provide the highest quality and resulting in a video which can be kept for life.

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‘Ring Cam’ has gone viral after a few trial runs, with people flocking to have the invention installed on ring boxes nationwide. The age of viral videos is upon us, with people sharing everything from funny videos of our pets to pranks we pull on our friends. Now, the next stage of viral videos will be hitting YouTube, as proud brides and grooms to be share the moment they got engaged with the world. It can be extremely heart-warming to see the genuine look of surprise and delight on someone’s face as they say ‘Yes’ to spending the rest of their lives with someone. It also helps capture the incredible ways in which people propose, giving the world an insight into the creative proposal methods used.

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Everyone has a video collection of important moments in their lives from their first day of school to their wedding day. However, it always felt like something was missing from the collection – the proposal. Now, having the ability to keep that moment forever completes the video collection for many people. It could also provide inspiration to people who are thinking about proposing as they come up with innovative ways to propose with the knowledge the moment will be theirs forever. There is no doubt that soon we will all be gathered around sharing the moment our friends and family got engaged.

 

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Top 4 Ways to Increase Your Social Skills Online

When socializing in the real world, many people find it difficult to properly express themselves with doubt and a lack of confidence limiting social interactions. However, the internet provides a more comfortable platform on which to socialize. Being able to talk to people through a computer screen offers a certain level of protection, which increases people’s confidence and allows them to speak more freely online. There are many ways to be social online from using comment forums to social media to video chat. Video chat is one of the most popular ways to socialize online and can be a great way to improve your online social skills. The following 4 tips can help increase your social skills in a matter of minutes:

Make a Great First Impression

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Knowing how to make a great first impression is the first step in engaging someone in conversation. If you never get past a simple ‘hello’ with a person, they will never discover how great you are. So, if you connect with someone on video chat try and have a few topics of discussion prepared to ensure the conversation runs smoothly. Steer away from any controversial subjects at the beginning and keep the conversation easy, allowing it to flow naturally. As you practice, starting a conversation will become easier and easier and you will be able to spark a conversation without a moment’s hesitation.

Tell a Great Story

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Telling an interesting story or providing an entertaining antidote can really provide a strong connection with your audience. We all know people who ramble on for hours when telling a story, starting from a point which has little significance and recounting every minor detail. The trick to telling a great story is to capture people’s interest at the very beginning. Start by saying why the story is important and try to use vivid words throughout. Keep the story short and simple with a bit of humor if at all possible. You can post the story to a forum or on social media and gauge the reaction before trying it out in real time on video chat.

Be a Good Listener

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Being a great listener is actually much harder than it sounds. A lot of people will simply talk about anything to fill a short silence and actually not give the other person a chance to talk. Remember, if you’re the only one talking then it isn’t a conversation and you may as well be talking to yourself. Social skills are all about knowing when to talk and when to listen. If you feel the person you’re chatting with is a bit shy offer them encouragement by changing the subject to something which interests them.

Make Eye Contact

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Obviously this only applies to socializing on webcam, however, eye contact is one of the most important pieces of body language. If you are looking away from the screen or at something in the background when chatting on webcam, the other person is going to think you aren’t interested in what they have to say. On the other hand, starting at your webcam lens will come across as creepy. A good rule of thumb is to match what the other person is doing – if they are making eye contact then you do too, if they are looking away then look away too.

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ChatRandom Recently Mentioned in the Press

As Chatrandom continues to grow, so does its popularity. This week, Chatrandom was featured in a press release article concerning the Iraq social media blocks. With Iraqis no longer being allowed to access communication sites such as this random cam site as well as other social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, traffic to these sites has really taken a hit. In fact, Chatrandom is ranked in the top 400 most visited sites in Iraq, but since the social media block took place, Chatrandom has lost over 75% of their Iraq visitors.

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This immense loss in traffic definitely makes things harder for the owners of these sites, but there should be nothing to worry about. With Chatrandom being mentioned in a press release, it only makes more people aware of this site’s existence. Although many Iraqis are no longer capable of using this chat site, growth is still being noticed and more and more people are joining in on the fun every single day.

Why the Social Media Ban Took Place

The Iraq government decided to block all Iraq citizens from being able to use social media websites because they fear that this could become a gateway for insurgents to gather information. They believe that by cutting off all possibilities of communication between insurgents, they will regain control.

Although this may seem like the right thing to do, those who really do want to communicate are using proxies. It’s really worth wondering whether or not this block is actually worth it.

Check out the following link for the full press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12013861.htm

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Common Webcam Problems and Knowing When to Buy a New One

Webcams have become the most important piece of hardware for many people. With random cam sites, video chatting, and business meetings all taking place using a webcam it is essential that it works perfectly and doesn’t let you down. It has happened to all of us at some stage, you’re in the middle of a conversation and your webcam freezes. Nothing is frustrating than this and it certainly sucks the fun out of using your webcam. If you’re experiencing consistent problems with your webcam, it may be time to upgrade and buy a new one. However, before you splash out try out the solutions below and see if you can fix the problem.

Dark or Black Image

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This is a very common problem on webcams where a black screen appears immediately after the first image is displayed. There are a couple of things that could be causing this. Firstly, check the webcam’s light indicator is switched on by running the ‘Camera Assistant’, which will automatically adjust the webcam’s settings to display the best possible image. The second cause may be that it’s too dark in the room and the webcam has automatically switched off. Solve this by either turning on a light source or switching the webcam into night mode. If you still encounter the dark image problem, try reinstalling the webcam software.

Webcam Isn’t Detected

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Many laptops have built-in webcams, however, some people may have a better quality webcam which they wish to install on their laptop. A common problem encountered here is that when the webcam is plugged in the computer doesn’t detect it and it won’t work. If you have this problem, check the version of windows you’re using and download the appropriate driver software for the webcam. Sometimes the driver doesn’t automatically install properly and you need to do this manually. If the webcam still doesn’t work, try plugging it into a different USB port. It may take a few attempts to completely solve this problem.

Blurry Image

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If the picture your webcam is displaying is burry and out of focus, you can adjust the settings to create a better quality picture. If you go to the settings in your webcam and adjust the video capture properties, paying special attention to brightness and contrast, you should be able to sharpen the picture. Play around with the settings until you’re happy with the picture being displayed. If you can’t get a great image on screen it could be due to the webcam’s quality and upgrading may be the best option.

Driver Issues

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If you have any of the following problems, it is likely your driver is out of date and needs to be updated with a newer version:

  • Sound isn’t synced properly to the video
  • Webcam won’t shut down after use
  • Webcam plays sound but has a botched display

These are all software issues which should disappear after reinstalling your driver. If, however, the webcam remains problematic after upgrading all the drivers then it is possible the webcam hardware is faulty and it is time to buy a new one.

 

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4 Tips to Avoid Cyber Bullies Online

Cyber bullying has become a recent trend with fresh reports emerging daily about kids who are bullied online. This form of bullying is one of the most dangerous as there are lots of ways to remain anonymous online and therefore bully someone without ever getting caught. Cyber bullying can happen in different forms – through email, messaging, social media, and chat sites. It can be something as simple as telling a person they look ugly or fat, to more complicated methods such as sourcing personal information about the person being bullied and using that information as blackmail.

Cyber bullying can be just as traumatic and hurtful as being bullied on the school playground and its effect can be just as serious. Learning how to avoid cyber bullying is essential to all internet users, especially kids and young teens. Here are 4 tips to avoid cyber bullies online:

Never Post Personal Information

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This is the most important thing you can do to avoid cyber bullying. Never post any personal information in a public domain or tell a stranger you’re chatting to on a chat site anything which is sensitive. This can include your full name, address, passwords, phone number, email, name of your school/sports team, and even pictures. If a bully gets hold of a few pieces of personal information they might be able to use social media to find out other pieces of information and use it to blackmail or stalk you. Make sure all your personal information online is only accessible to close friends and people you know and trust.

Never Respond to a Bully’s Messages

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If you are messaging or chatting to someone and they become offensive or angry, just step away from the computer and cool down. If you reply to anger with more anger, it will add fuel to the fire and create tension. Not only that, but it will make you a cyber-bully too. It can be difficult to just ignore someone who is trying to get at you, however, by ignoring them you are being the bigger person and they will eventually leave you alone.

Never Open Messages from Strangers

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This is similar to when your mother told you to never take a sweet from a stranger. If you receive an email from a stranger or a sender you don’t know, delete the message immediately without opening it or clicking on any links it may contain. It may be hard as you want to satisfy your curiosity, however, the email could be anything from hate mail to a virus which will infect your computer. Sometimes it is best to ignore these emails instead of reading something hurtful or accidently downloading a virus.

Don’t Be Gullible

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Cyber bullies pray on people who are gullible and will believe anything they are told. If you want to be safe online from bullying and blackmail, it is essential to be savvy with the things you are presented with. For instance, you may be using a chat site and talking to someone who claims they are a 15 year old girl. However, the truth may be that you are actually talking to a 40 year old man. It is impossible to be sure who you are communicating with, even on cam chat sites as many people use fake cams to fool others. Be careful what you divulge to people you’re chatting with online as they may not be who you think they are.

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The Best Random Cam Sites for Making Friends Online

Random cam sites are popping up all over the place, making it extremely difficult to separate the quality ones from the awful ones. Many random cam sites have very little users which makes it incredibly hard to discover new friends and actually get someone to stay on cam long enough to hold a conversation.

It is often the case that you find yourself despising the experience due to the lack of face time with other users but this doesn’t have to be the case! Random cam sites can be a great way to make friends online, it is just a matter of finding the right random cam site. Here are the three best available for making friends online:

Streamberry.com

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Welcome to the magnificent world of Streamberry. This site has a list of features as long as your arm with thousands of people online at any time to increase the chances of finding someone to connect with. The random cam section of the site is great fun with peoples of all backgrounds online, each looking to make new friends online.

Streamberry encompasses a massive fan base on social media networks ensuring there is a broad range of people from all over the world online at any given time. The fact that Streamberry is an institution for its members means they are more likely to put in the effort to get to know you rather than just constantly hitting next. Streamberry’s random cam service is 100% free with no signup required, making it simple to jump right into the action!

FunYo.com

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FunYo combines the best of other social and random cam sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Omegle and Skype and combines them all to create the ultimate random cam experience. The random cam section comes with options not seen on other similar sites such as the ability to filter users by country. This allows you to find people who hold similar interests as you when embarking on a mission to make new online friends.

You can also the unique FunYo features to play cam roulette with girls only, guys only or gay roulette. This can dramatically increase the chances of meeting someone who has common interests and making new friends. The best thing about FunYo is that it’s absolutely free with no signup and no fees!

Chatrandom.com

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Chatrandom is by far the most popular random cam site around with more than 60,000 users online at any given time. Those are some good odds for finding someone who shares similar interests and discovering a new friend. There are no issues with finding someone to chat to on this site within the huge variety of personalities that frequent it.

The speedy connection provided by Chatrandom ensures chatting to someone is a smooth and pleasant process without a jerking connection which can frustrate. Features such as the ability to search by country also make this site excellent for meeting new people. Once again it is totally free with no signup or fees required so you can just jump right in!

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3 Tips to Successfully Flirt with Girls Online

Flirting is a great way to subtly show a girl you are interested in her sexually or romantically. It can be expressed in many ways; through eye contact, body language, tone of voice, smiling, or a combination of these and other behaviors. The key to flirting is to remain playful and not become too serious about it, the more relaxed you are when flirting the more effective it will be. A successful flirtation can make you stand out from the crowd and give you an edge over the competition. The best way to improve your flirting technique is to practice it a lot on girls, learn how to read their mood and react appropriately, know when to be subtle and when to be obvious, and read these 3 tips to successfully flirt with girls online:

Be Positive

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The key to flirting is to always remain happy, upbeat, and positive. If you come across as angry, sad, or complain lots when flirting you won’t get much success. When flirting online the chances are you will be chatting with a stranger and making a positive impression can create instant attraction. If you’re using a webcam to chat, keep smiling and laughing when flirting as girls respond to positive vibes. If you’re text chatting use smileys when appropriate to display a positive attitude. Try to make her laugh and keep the conversation easy-flowing and casual.

Tease Her

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This can be a dangerous flirting technique if executed incorrectly, however, if done in the right way it can work a charm. Teasing a girl is a more obvious sign of flirting, remember that girl you liked when you were 5 and you pushed her in the mud to get her attention? This is essentially the adult version of that, poking fun at her little mistakes in a fun and casual manner. For instance, if she types something incorrectly, you could reply saying she’s an intelligent girl or if she drops something on webcam, you can say she’s a butterfingers. When using this tip be sure that you don’t say anything offensive and don’t constantly tease her. Teasing at the right time in a fun way can lighten the mood and be an effective way of flirting.

Give Her a Nickname

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When people are in relationships they give each other nicknames such as ‘honey’, or ‘sweetie’. If you give the girl you’re flirting with a cute nickname she will pick up on the signs of flirting and generally respond with a nickname for you. For instance, if you’re chatting to a girl online and you message her saying ‘So, it looks like you’re playing hard to get’, you can instead use a nickname to make it more appealing and personal ‘So, it looks like Barbie doll is playing hard to get. I love when Barbie does that’. The message instantly becomes more personal and has an element of humor too. Doing this can create a connection between the both of you and is a flirting technique that works very well.

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4 Tips for a Better Group Chat Experience

Group chatting online is becoming one of the fastest growing trends on the internet. Being able to converse with multiple people from all over the world simultaneously is truly exciting. However, many people tend to forget the basic non-written rules of video chatting with strangers. If you want to have a better group chat experience online, you will want to follow the 4 following rules. Doing so will allow the people you’re talking with to actually enjoy talking with you and they will most likely want to stick around for much longer periods of time.

Lower Case Letters

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Using lower case letters may seem ridiculous, but it’s important to mention it. Way too many people use capital letters while chatting with strangers and this can often give off the wrong impression. If you want to avoid making the other people think that you are screaming, you should always use lower case letters. Not only do capital letters give off the impression that you are screaming everything that you are saying, but it also makes it incredibly difficult for others to read what you are writing.

Raise Hand to Talk

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Joining in on a group conversation is different from chatting with strangers one on one. In group chats, you will normally be a total of 5 individuals chatting at the same time; you and four others. If the chat is vocal, many people will tend to talk at the same time, which can often become confusing. To make it easier for you to know who is talking and to keep the flow of the conversation smooth, you should always raise your hand when you want to talk.

Be Respectful Towards Others

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Respecting the people that you are chatting with is extremely important. Cyber bullying and insulting people on the internet is not the way to make friends online. If you want to have a wonderful group chat experience, be polite and use respectful terms while chatting with the other users.

Use Standard Font Families

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Last but not least, using a regular or standard font-family while chatting with strangers on the internet is of utmost importance. Too many people choose to use odd looking or goofy looking fonts. This makes it incredibly difficult for the other users to read what you are saying. Even though the fonts may look awesome, to the people reading your words, they will only come off as annoying. Your goal shouldn’t be to impress others with funny fonts, it should be to have a nice conversation to make new friends.

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5 Creative Ways to Make People Laugh on Chatroulette Sites

People use Chatroulette sites for many reasons; some are bored, some want to make friends, some like meeting people from other countries, and some just want to make others laugh. There is no better feeling than making someone else laugh, especially when it’s a person you’ve never met before.

Chatroulette sites provide a unique opportunity to spread laughter and with a bit of creativity you can spread joy around the world. Making someone laugh can also be a great way to break the ice and a real conversation starter. Here are five creative ways to make people laugh on Chatroulette sites:

Get Your Pets on Cam

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Pets are fantastic and we all love the crazy things our furry friends do. Using your pet to make people laugh can be a great way to break the ice and people will be more likely to stay and have a conversation with you instead of clicking next immediately.

There are many ways you can use your pet to make someone laugh. A close-up of your cat or dog can be very entertaining, especially if they have a funny expression. If your pet can do a funny trick you can show that on cam, such as a cat falling over himself attempting to catch a toy. Even if you have another pet such as a gecko or chicken, the mere presence of such an unusual pet can have people in stiches laughing.

Singing

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Singing a funny song or a popular song badly will have people doubling over with laughter. Imagine clicking next and up pops a middle-aged man singing a Katy Perry song or someone belting out a side-splitting parody of a famous song. It’s like playing Singstar except with a huge audience!

The best way to make people laugh is to sing a song that nobody would expect you to sing or to create a funny rendition of a well-known song. Being creative by using an instrument will really catch people’s attention and everyone loves a funny version of a song they already know.

Dressing up

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This is where you can get really creative and make a hilarious first impression. There are limitless options when it comes to dressing up but the best advice is to try and dress up as someone that is already well-known or go over the top in your costume.

It is always hilarious to see somebody dressed up as someone famous and you can even perform a little act to get a bigger laugh. If you prefer to dress in excess, try wearing too much make-up and experiment to find the perfect combination of hair style and clothes to create an amusing look. Combining a performance or alter-ego when dressing up is bound to make people laugh.

Draw Someone

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If you have a talent such as drawing you can use that to make people howl with laughter. Use a drawing to catch their attention when they are connected with you and then you could either have some hilarious drawings lined up to display or offer to draw their portrait. If you are drawing their portrait be sure to warn them it will be a funny picture so you don’t offend anyone.

Use a Funny Video

There are literally thousands of funny videos all over the internet which are bound to make people laugh. If you download software to use a fake webcam it is possible to broadcast these videos to other users of the Chatroulette sites. Combining a video with some funny text can also work brilliantly to get people laughing. Make sure you are responsible when using a fake webcam and don’t use it with bad intentions which can ruin the fun for everyone.

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6 New Funny Random Chat Videos

Random chat sites are the perfect place to pull off a prank and have some fun. Every venture onto the site provides laughter and encounters with some brilliant characters. It provides the perfect way to spend time when you’re bored or in need of some cheering up. You’ll find a huge range of personalities among the thousands of people online at any given time and you’re sure to have a great time. Here are six of the newest funny videos that have been made on omegle.

The fantastic Pervert Pete has released a new video as he tries to get the funniest reactions out of unsuspecting users. In this video he asks if anyone would like to see his wiener before producing……a sausage! The reactions are brilliant when people come face to face with the masked Pervert Pete and some are seriously funny. Oh and keep an eye out for an encounter with Batman!

SSSniperWolf is at it again as she promises a couple of teenagers a peek at her tits if they twerk for her. The teens are only too happy to oblige until the mom walks in and catches them! Cue embarrassment and SSSniperWolf making sure the mom knows why her son is twerking. She ends the video talking to someone who is very excited to be a part of it and has maybe smoked a little too much weed.

Spaz Kid makes his random cam debut in this hilarious video. This father/son duo are the perfect comedy combination as they flirt with girls, wind up guys and generally wind people up. The video and microphone quality are excellent so you can see and hear the comedy in all its glory. Enjoy family comedy at its best!

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It’s the one thing that makes people panic on random chat sites; meeting someone who says they know you! This prank involves using a fake video of a girl, guessing people’s location and when it’s right pretending she knows them. The look of fear and surprise when the location is guessed right is brilliant and certainly worth watching.

Next up is the scary clown pranking unsuspecting random cam users. This guy manages to look terrifying at first glance which provides great entertainment in making people jump, scream and shout abuse at him. The music is a little loud to fully hear people’s reactions but you can still see the emotion in their faces when they see the scary clown for the first time. Keep an eye out for the girl who gets so scared she can’t stop crying, great entertainment!

Last up is a video without many views but definitely worth a watch. This guy dresses up as LaToya (badly!) and sings, flirts and argues with people on random cam sites. His impressions are hilarious and the people he meets have some classic reactions when seeing the white makeup all over his face. The video is a great example of the crazy people you meet on omegle. Get ready to laugh!

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